Comfort over a total ul tent is a big reason most sway from the trees.
If your set up right you can stand up under your tarp, cook your meals, sit or lay up off the ground.
A total tent system can be lightweight, just be sure to include all your pads, sleeping bag, sore back and hips in the equation.
Try to meet up with bloomgorge and that entourage, you'll get a good test session. And he's a good guy.